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I am writing a one-page paper about Rumi and Emily Dickinson. What are the basic facts about these poets, and what is unique and interesting that sets them apart from others?

Rumi was an 11th-century poet and Muslim spiritual leader who is well known for his love poems and his devotion to God. Emily Dickinson was a 19th-century American poet known for her experimentations with rhythm and form. Both poets have significantly impacted the world of poetry.

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Rumi and Emily Dickinson differ greatly as poets, so it is an interesting assignment to write a one-page paper on them both. I've provided links below to reputable sources on both Rumi and Emily Dickinson where you can read about the poets as well as their poetry.

Rumi is a figure of great importance whose impact reaches beyond poetry. Born at the beginning of the 11th century, Rumi was born to an educated family of theologians, or students of religion. As the founder of the Sufi order of Islam, he is considered a spiritual leader in addition to a writer. At the website, you can learn about Rumi's beliefs and read his poems simultaneously. Take notice of Rumi's love poems and his poems of passion. One of the unique aspects of his work is the influence of his beliefs on his art.

Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 and is one of the most impactful poets of the 19th century. If you follow the link I've shared below, you will find a description of her life's accomplishments as well as her poetry. Dickinson is known for living most of her life in solitude, rarely leaving her home or inviting guests into her life. While her poetry might sound archaic to a contemporary ear, pay attention to the rhythm of her poetry and her poetic form. You can find more information about her life and poetry at the Poetry Foundation website.

Be sure to cite your sources explicitly in your paper, and good luck!

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